I re-started with my sweater for DS and i'm trying to work on this raglan sweater pattern. My stitches are not decreasing correctly so i'm wondering if i'm doing it wrong or if there is a flaw in the pattern.

the pattern:

(61 sts on needle)

- Armhole shaping. Cast off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

- Dec 1 st at armhole end(s) of every 3rd row 8 times.

- Then Dec 1 st at armhole end(s) of every 2nd row 5 times.

(33 sts remaining)

So my problem...Is 33 sts remaining right? Because if i start with 61 sts, work the pattern like it says, i keep ending up with 29 sts.

**61sts** on needle

**MINUS** a total of

**6sts** for the Cast off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows

**MINUS **a total of

**16sts** for the Dec 1 st at armhole end(s) of every 3rd row 8 times

**MINUS **a total of

**10 sts **for the Dec 1 st at armhole end(s) of every 2nd row 5 times I end up with

**29 sts **
I dunno maybe i'm doing the decreases all wrong

Can somone PLEASE HELP I'm right about to pull my hair out with this

THANKS